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and if fracking rage in romania clashes erupted in a village between police and locals who don't want american energy giant chevron to drill for shale gas in their area plus. a delegation of e.u. officials distance on kiev once again to reiterate their support for the government rallies the public gatherings show no sign of dissipating despite being told they've got four days' notice stop disrupting the government. and there's the mourning for nelson mandela continues worldwide we look at the concerns that traces of south africa's tainted past may return this time for the country's minorities.
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why for marty international in moscow at nine pm moscow time it's kevin owen who would have this very good company our top story tonight and anti fracking protest in northeast romania is turned violent clashes have broken out between police and locals who are trying to stop the u.s. all joined chevron for drilling for shale gas in the area. and office at the site of the unrest. we're here in this is just moments after a very tense clashes between protesters who are against chevron conducting exploration for shale gas drilling here in this area in northeastern mania what you see behind me over there is actually the chevron site now protesters had ran across the street they broke down the perimeter of the chevron location tore down the fences and entered the area there were actually inside the chevron test exploration area the police had to run and there weren't arrests made at the moment but then as you can see these units riot police officers had been called into the area this is
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when things very much escalated and we had several protesters arrested there were between the police and the demonstrators and actually if we pan over here you can see people very upset about what's happening here with chevron and. these protesters who have been camped out here for over a month earlier this counters actually broken up by riot police officers today saturday was supposed to be a major protest there and they're still trying to get chevron to leave because although chevron and october announced it was seething operations the work being done on these police officers are not going anywhere as you can see they're trying to keep the protesters contained to this area so that they don't break out again and go on to the chevron site now we did see several arrests some people had been injured they were taken out in medical vans we don't know exactly how many and again it's
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a tense tense environment these people are very unhappy with the conduct of the police not just today but earlier and they're very unhappy that chevron is continuing these operations they feel that although chevron says that it's trying to do this in a responsible way the people here feel like they haven't been consulted they feel like their point of view isn't being taken into consideration and we have to keep in mind that this is a farming area people here rely on the land to survive if the water does get. contaminated which is something that they fear will happen as a result of the fracking their very existence is threatened which is why they're so frustrated with the situation in congestion a tense environment the demonstration continues it's unclear what will make these protesters leave as you can see if we turn around they're sitting down they're staying their ground they don't want to leave this area. and you see care for farewell of course we'll keep you posted on the developments in romania and also stay up to speed with the war loosies sitting on a twitter feed as well as lucy mentioned that locals fear the substances used in
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fracking will accumulate in the soil and pollute groundwater even the air most of the chemicals remain in the ground for years to come back to his claim there are over a thousand documented cases of water contamination near these drilling sites with health impacts including sensory and respiratory damage we talked to one environmental activist from the u.s. state of texas who thinks fracking should be subject to much tougher regulations. we at least not for certain there's a connection between earthquakes and injection wells and it seems to be very likely that there's also a connection between earthquakes and fracking itself and that this is a great economic boom this is indeed the biggest question is who has the legal jurisdiction over this issue and i think all the money right now as an industry will be able to overturn these things and it makes for now that we have a national ban level as well but i think there are rumblings occurring where people are saying that there are genuine concerns of offshore with emerging scientific evidence and that there could be a lot of a political movement backlash to this that people could be empowered to really make
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the stance stay in place. next fueling the public protests in ukraine yet again a delegation of you know i mean pace has spoken to the crowds in kiev the protesters have got four days now to de camp from government buildings parties pull scott sig of. the crowds behind me were addressed by a group of enemy peace who once again reiterated their support for the protesters now the delegation met with opposition leaders and also mingled with the crowd but they didn't meet any representatives of the government of course the government survived a vote of no confidence in the wake of that despite that results the delegation still backed cools for a snap election we see that people will grow made that choice for a. country reduced in freedom. and under the rule of law if the
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opportunity for the quote earlier that. we've democratic from grew every time the right word was written in. the opposition continue their blockade of certain government buildings despite the fact a deadline set by the government for them to be out of those buildings is looming large and expires on tuesday on the delegations support for the opposition comes despite pleas from the brain's prime minister for outside interference to stop on the delegation also simle taney asli were condemning what they described as russia's pressure on kiev well as for the protests they look set to continue into the evening here behind me with all eyes now on sunday when organizers hope that up to one million people from all over ukraine could descend on the capital. let's go live to alexandra tai and she's a german m.e.p. in the e.u. delegation to ukraine either thank you for being on r.t.
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nothing wrong with freedom of speech of course but when you're in a position of power people look up to you we've seen scores of any pays coming to join the protesters in kiev why are you letting ukraine's elected leader is that have been elected democratically make the decisions here why you weighing in. i think it's not against. ship i think they're just sold their soul is there we put hester's and. we want that association agreement this to you we signed and therefore be a system but all these so european politicians trying to establish direct communications with the ukrainian government while they're just big with the protestors not trying to talk to the government have direct negotiations with them as well. i'm sure that they are to try to have a meeting if the government does this nama official delegation is going there it's
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normal to have. to have meetings altavista government by i've. been off of some any piece i think it's not only official delegation. to look at as a president to probe their presence but abroad the last couple of days you know code which it kind of looks like this stirring going on beyond is back to isn't it almost that we will direct negotiations be happening now between people from europe i mean the various selection of people we've seen their representatives try to have direct negotiations now with the other code which will more. i think we are raised which to to have a breach between between the e.u. but also to take into account the wider interests of fresh perhaps this is at the moment a problem that the government don't see this enough that we ought to take into account current rights and interests afresh and i think there are there. just to
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show that we want of course still quine. term member of the union. and i think the majority of the keeper after you crying wants to be a member or for opinion and a long long long term so is just about the signing of the association agreement and nothing more it's not nothing more about. but there is a big grown strong you probably don't want to be part of it as well especially at least what your argument. is i know i think twenty seven percent of citizens don't want to be. a member for opinion or don't want to hear closer relationship or for opi new union but this is not. so much a lot of people voting or if perhaps even yes it's a lot of people of course a lot of people are but democrats see the vote of the majority so perhaps it would
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be the best thing at the moment to do or for any who wants to be wants to have a closer relationship with our opinion and who wants to have closer relationship refresher but i think not now got intruder and to this big big problems to decide to quit never to be even if you were to be refreshing i think like it has been in the last two years you can have good relationship to both sides it's going it's just a question very you want to have fewer economically more closer ties if this is the question you took your vote democracy just now but the government just survived a vote of no confidence in democracy spoken as. yes i think that so many people are just told as one million are now on the street and even it's quite cold i mean they're showing what they want or saw they want i think they want to have this association agreement signed a demonic just it's just
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a question to scientists association agreement and invitation direction to go this is the question at the moment not more not more it's not the final end are something to i don't look at here i guess you'll say it's like comparing apples with pearls but if you look back to what made this year there are a lot of public protests in turkey of so many people right on the streets the tear gas was used at that time we didn't see any europeans to my recollection going out to ankara to support the crowed what's the difference between for instance what's happening now in ukraine no it's not true i can i can't really tell you they have many any piece many memories of parliamentary went to anchor and who went there and to vent spoke always or recently see all of this nominee is this totally normal this is totally normal that we go there and to speak also if the opposition but of course obviously or to try to speak of the government the obvious the both
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sides speak for everybody it's not only to speak with one side what about the economic agreed you talk to that it's the long term thought that you want to join but the short term is it's going to cost an awful lot of money ukraine is really in a position to do that at the moment so practicalities surely come into this at the moment. yes but why it's cost a lot of money i mean this is this is the problem why i think the more noise to join the clash our watch. if russia would take on now my position just not to take this so serious i mean it would just be a nominal relational closer relation between ukraine and to you but it would not have this big economic impact that it will have now i mean this is just now too much excitement and of course i mean right once it's never an issue we don't. of course not we don't volunteer but people have to right to go to the streets if
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they have to feeling that party takes of country didn't government it's going into the wrong direction or perhaps because just too much pressure on the government then they have to right to go on the street and to protest against of course without violence for example programs at a time the german m.e.p. in the you delegation in ukraine thank you. it will come to drugs out of the cross of london says the amount of attention western politicians are paying to ukraine's opposition's other acceptable. for any ukrainian or russian. diplomats or formal politicians apart and put it there sions and then your demonstration against the e.u. in all across europe. that would cause an uproar probably even in the western countries going to the united nations and asking for a meeting of the security council because that is blatant them to feel this is
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nothing to do with people call or is the way some politicians like to say about it under the rule of law does not involve foreign diplomats and foreign politicians interfering and basically provoking this violence work its copper noon ukraine. it well investigations underway into allegations of brutality from both police and pro e.u. activists that unfolded last week when a commission has got sort of a story. he couldn't go on you know why don't you call the worst moment was when i saw people being beaten on the ground at my feet they were just kids and i couldn't do anything about it and it was terrible it must never happen again. the night of november thirtieth when peaceful protests in the heart of kiev were broken up by ukraine special riot police force dozens and it up in hospitals images of police beating defenseless people emerged on the internet like the.
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was the next day it was the police on the receiving end of the violence but at the hands of a mob and not the peaceful protesters who were dispersed just the day before. we i got hit by either a brick or a piece of pavement score in the face it's hard to tell because everything was flying no one could predict it would go like this that there would be rocks bricks most of cocktails when. i was scared for my units who were there because it was totally unexpected right in front of all of this there were these boys eighteen nineteen years old who serve in the army and everything was flying at them rocks molotov cocktails. these men are among the officers still in hospital a week after the attack some received injuries severe enough to leave them disabled or to convince them to leave the force but both on tomlinson i determined to return
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to service and see the don't have any animosity towards the crowd on independence square i can understand the people they want to express their opinion. people have the right to voice. but without breaking the law it would not be an overstatement to say that many here. they're. simply following. those who gave the orders that should be held responsible for the violence. recordings on the internet of the orders that received. to clear that we must create a parliamentary commission and find the person who blew it all up and hold them criminally responsible i'm sure the orders came from someone higher than the head of police. as the protests entered their third week the tension is palpable no one
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wants to repeat of last week's nightmare. from both sides people whose patience is already. present in a. recent meeting in such. meeting as well. britain's prisons becoming breeding grounds for extremists. rather. to build a new. mission
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to teach me. why you should. economic down in the final. and the rest.
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of again the man to lead south africa out of his darkest days of apartheid nelson mandela will be laid to rest on december the fifteenth that his family a state but can the change and equality he embodied be maintained is the question out of the comes which suffered such deep scars. a different chapter of segregation that lies ahead. for many years south africans in particular have been asking themselves the question what happens when mandela pos was on and for a long time there was a war we that everything he stood for which was essentially bringing white and black south africans to give it would disappear when he dies this question has become this urgent as the years have passed on and a new generation of south africans has come to the fore but certainly there are pockets of particularly white south africans who are today afraid now i visited the community of plain fun tame which is
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a white on cave they you find only off the conason all these a white south africans who can trace the roots back to european cities who came in the sixteen hundreds you need special permission to enter the area there are security guards everywhere there are statues paying tribute to the founders of a party which was some africa's legal system of discrimination between blacks and whites people there justified the existence of such enclaves as merely a way of preserving their history the culture their language they argue against any kind of claims of racism we feel strongly about our identity and we want to protect back and preserve it this together with the fear that some white off economists feel has caused some to put in place contingency plans now there's a group called the state land as they estimate that their figures are around eighty to one hundred thousand people and they are all linked through mobile phones in such a way that if in any time they believe
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a genocide happens and they do believe that a genocide is coming against white south africans they can then mobilize him selves and move to an area where they will be able to both protect themselves and be completely self-sufficient and i visited this community and this is what they had to tell me right now oh we're the stage or little six. little sort of these really are true congeals these white south africans our. are in the minority the majority really credits mandela with bringing the country back from the brink of civil godless of the color face skin race the creed they've been made to south africans for god mandela as the hero of the struggle against onstage and seen him as one of the greatest songs this country has ever given birth to. being a foreigner stuck in a north korean jail can't be too easy so how did you get out well apologize for your war crimes apparently that's exactly what an eighty five year old u.s. veteran said to do to walk free head to
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a website for more of his story but also doubts he told coleman egypt more and more people are big throw bad bars for not keeping in line with military rule a website called details of the almost daily arrests now. write the scene. first for you and i think that you're. on our reporter's. instagram. the british government's top measures to stifle the spread of extremism it follows the brutal murder of the u.k. soldier by islamists in london the plan includes blocking jihadist material of on the web and also cracking down on hate preaching but it's artie's laura smith reports next the country's jails are also becoming
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a breeding ground for radicalism. wormwood scrubs prison in west london temporary or longer term home to around fourteen hundred male prisoners apart from the inevitable gang activity and drug taking that goes on inside many prison inmates find religion while they're doing their stretch some are genuine others not so much. those who watch on to and use that religion is an excuse for treatment and we're particularly concerned by definition clear evidence that there are youngsters being radicalized. and forced to join the rest of causation of young a phone report prisoners. who then can become a tree machine while evidence from the prison office's union shows prisoners are necessarily so much finding gods as having shoved in their faces muslim gangs
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have grown in power and influence in jails all over the country and the prison officers association is concerned that they target vulnerable new arrivals to conversion and that those who are muslims already are being forced into more extremist views you speak to some prisoners unable to. food or act on it to get more time a show or just to be seen as to be part of a gun culture i've done it for protection i've done it because i was bullied extremists who ultimately released from behind these walls back into society. france has launched its second major intervention in africa this year president alarms raised the deployment to one thousand six hundred troops now on the ground in the central african republic the soldiers of armored personnel carriers have now moved beyond the company to patrol more areas where the violence is at its most intense fear is clashes on thursday left almost three hundred dead paras began to
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send reinforcements hours of un authorized the mission to quell a spike in sectarian bloodshed the thousands of civilians have fled to the country's main airport seeking refuge from armed fighters christian militias loyal to the ousted president are battling muslim rebels who are currently controlling the country lawrence freeman from executive intelligence review magazine believes domestic problems that are behind the french move right now. recently france has become more active militarily and i think the problem with that there france and britain have not given up they are intent on having access and use of some of the resources and wealth of the african countries or so i think france is suffering serious problems at home there is a devastating collapse in living standards throughout all of europe so many things i think combining to push france forward into some of these more very
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activity is. more of them recently than we've seen before. stay the same continent to for the next thirty minutes coming up a look at some social programs in africa that actually end up fueling poverty and instead of giving people a lifeline so after the break. the problem it was terrible they come up very hard to take on a plan to get along here disciplined life has never had sex with the perfect their lives let's give up a little blood. tests . listen to a
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the olympic torch is on its epic journey to structure. one hundred and twenty three days. through two hundred two cities of russia. relate fourteen thousand people or sixty five thousand killing. in a record setting trip by land air sea and others face. a limp torch relay. on r t v dot com. video to vent to do last year twenty two million. stolen from african farm as you also see it now the woods it was handed over to. you by a hedge funds and multinational societies we. so when the world bank says yes
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we have to encourage foreign investment goofy see they give this pool exploited african land to the fruit farms in ma say. or to new york hedge funds. did your because then they are capable of making this land profitable now that's. as a motorists argument for the farmers who work locally leap exult the source of price i think for a country to make the best use of those resources that it has in abundance and to. given the limits of its own domestic market of course to export those resources in order to generate wealth and that's a strategy that a number of not just african countries but countries in throughout the world that have done very well by this.

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